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BBR Rankings: 2010-01-15

Posted by Neil Paine on January 15, 2010

Rising: Hawks (W-BOS, L-@ORL, W-@BOS, W-WAS), Jazz (L-@MEM, W-@DAL, W-MIA, W-CLE)
Falling: Clippers (W-MIA, L-@MEM, L-@NOH), Raptors (W-@PHI, L-BOS, L-@IND)

(Want to know how the BBR Rankings are calculated? Read this first... "MLE" = Maximum Likelihood Estimate.)

Rank Prev Team W L WPct SOSRk Week MLE Rank
1 1 Cleveland Cavaliers 30 11 0.732 26 2-2 1.22469 2
2 2 Los Angeles Lakers 30 9 0.769 22 2-2 1.30872 1
3 4 Dallas Mavericks 25 13 0.658 6 1-2 0.91559 4
4 3 Boston Celtics 27 11 0.711 30 2-3 0.94013 3
5 6 Orlando Magic 26 13 0.667 28 2-2 0.75176 6
6 8 Atlanta Hawks 25 13 0.658 23 3-1 0.83383 5
7 5 Phoenix Suns 24 15 0.615 14 1-2 0.69316 7
8 7 Houston Rockets 22 17 0.564 2 2-1 0.62228 8
9 9 Denver Nuggets 25 14 0.641 29 3-1 0.56317 9
10 10 San Antonio Spurs 24 13 0.649 27 3-1 0.55470 10
11 12 Portland Trail Blazers 24 16 0.600 19 2-1 0.47483 11
12 14 Utah Jazz 22 17 0.564 8 3-1 0.37608 12
13 11 Oklahoma City Thunder 21 17 0.553 10 2-1 0.32799 13
14 13 New Orleans Hornets 20 17 0.541 21 3-1 0.25287 14
15 17 Miami Heat 19 18 0.514 1 2-2 0.14842 16
16 16 Memphis Grizzlies 19 18 0.514 15 2-1 0.16662 15
17 15 Toronto Raptors 19 20 0.487 9 1-2 0.10748 17
18 20 Charlotte Bobcats 17 19 0.472 16 2-0 -0.16433 19
19 19 Chicago Bulls 17 20 0.459 5 3-1 -0.18610 20
20 18 Los Angeles Clippers 17 20 0.459 18 1-2 -0.16030 18
21 21 Milwaukee Bucks 15 21 0.417 20 1-3 -0.43562 22
22 23 New York Knicks 16 22 0.421 25 1-2 -0.46429 23
23 22 Sacramento Kings 15 22 0.405 12 1-2 -0.41142 21
24 24 Detroit Pistons 12 25 0.324 4 1-2 -0.70066 24
25 26 Golden State Warriors 11 26 0.297 11 1-2 -0.84652 25
26 25 Washington Wizards 12 25 0.324 17 1-3 -0.85964 27
27 27 Philadelphia 76ers 12 26 0.316 13 2-2 -0.90250 28
28 28 Indiana Pacers 13 25 0.342 24 2-2 -0.85244 26
29 29 Minnesota Timberwolves 8 32 0.200 7 1-3 -1.55610 29
30 30 New Jersey Nets 3 35 0.079 3 0-3 -2.72241 30
HCA 0.59482

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One Response to “BBR Rankings: 2010-01-15”

  1. Walter Says:

    It is interesting that both methods have the Cavs and Lakers as the top two but they don't agree on which team is #1.

    I think the reason the Lakers are #1 in the MLE ranking is that the MLE is using purely W-L, where as the BBR is using margin of victory. The Lakers have been super clutch in close games (6-0 in games decided by 3 pts or less) while the Cavs have not (only 2-5). The BBR method will give only a slight advantage to the Lakers for this difference as the scoring margin is only a few points difference where as MLE gives a huge advantage for the Lakers as they win the close games.

    Is there any studies out there on whether a teams ability to win a close game has any predictive value or is the result of a close game more of a coin flip type of situation.